TIVAR® UHMW-PE Speciality Materials (EU)

  • Very good wear and abrasion resistance
  • High impact strength, even at low temperatures (particularly PE-UHMW)
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Low density compared with other thermoplastics 
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Excellent release properties
  • Very low water absorption
  • Moderate mechanical strength, stiffness and creep resistance
  • Very good electrical insulating and dielectric properties (except static dissipative grades)
  • Excellent machinability
  • Physiologically inert (several grades are suitable for food contact)
  • Good resistance to high energy radiation (gamma- and X-rays)
  • Not self-extinguishing (except TIVAR Burnguard)

Food Approved

TIVAR® CleanStat

TIVAR CleanStat is a PE-UHMW grade for use in food processing and pharmaceutical industries. It exhibits static dissipative properties and has a food contact compliant composition.

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    • Electro Static Dissipative
    • Meets FDA and USDA guidelines 3A-Dairy certification
    • Reduces noise
    • Self-lubricating
    • Corrosion-resistant
    • Meets ASTM D-4020-81 of 4.0- to 5.4-million molecular weight
    • No moisture absorption

    TIVAR® CleanStat™ can cut downtime and fines build-up in a variety of applications. It eliminates static build-up problems, meets FDA, USDA and 3A-Dairy guidelines for food contact and exhibits a longer wearing, lower coefficient of friction sliding surface than stainless steel.

    TIVAR® CleanStat™ can be easily fabricated into components and replacement parts that reduce noise levels in plants and require less frequent cleaning. Its welded design capabilities result in seamless welded components.

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    • Chute liners
    • Fabricated components
    • Hopper liners
    • Vibratory feeder pans
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    • FDA Industries (food packaging/ Bulk Material Handling processing)


TIVAR H.O.T. [Higher Operating Temperature] is formulated to maintain inherent PE-UHMW key properties over an extended service temperature range, in this way considerably increasing part life in low load bearing applications up to temperatures as high as 125°C. Special additives reduce the oxidation rate of the material at higher temperatures thereby slowing down material degradation and extending wear-life. TIVAR H.O.T. also features a food contact compliant composition.

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    • Inhibits oxidation, extends material wear-life
    • Extended operating temperature range
    • Abrasion-, corrosion-, chemical- and moisture-resistant
    • Excellent release characteristics
    • Meets FDA guidelines, USDA and 3-A Dairy compliant

    Formulated to maintain key performance properties in an extended temperature range, TIVAR® H.O.T. will excel in a variety of industrial manufacturing environments where temperatures range up to 275° F, nearly 100 higher than competing UHMW-PE formulations. TIVAR® H.O.T. reduces the oxidization rate of the material at higher temperatures thereby slowing material degradation and extending wear-life in chemical, elevated temperature and thermo-cycling environments. In many applications, TIVAR® H.O.T. will last up to 10 times longer in higher temperature environments and has excellent wear and release characteristics

    TIVAR® H.O.T. is also a great material for use in conveyor systems or other equipment that is frequently exposed to chemical washdowns in such industries as poultry/meat processing and packaging. It can be also be used in applications ranging from wearstrips for spiral conveyors in the baking industry to drag conveyor flights for moving bulk materials in grain elevators, or wearstrips for conveyor dryers in drying and dehydrating systems.

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    • Chain guides
    • Conveyor components
    •  Drying equipment
    •  Machined parts
    • Wearstrips, pads and plates
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    • Baking
    • Conveyor manufacturing
    • Food processing & packaging
    • Meat & poultry processing
    • Pet food manufacturing

This PE-UHMW grade with extremely high degree of polymerisation contains a metal detectable additive with does hardly affect the inherent PE-UHMW key properties. TIVAR MD presents excellent toughness and impact strength, an even improved wear and abrasion resistance when compared with TIVAR 1000, and it also features a food contact compliant composition (FDA- and 3A-Sanitary-Dairy-Standard compliant). TIVAR MD has been specifically tailored for use in the food processing and packaging industries where it can easily be traced by the conventional metal detection systems installed to detect contamination of the foodstuffs (results may vary depending on the sensitivity of the metal detection system used).

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    • Food contact compliant according to FDA and EU Directive 2002/72 EC
    • Continuous use temperature up to 80 °C (176 °F)
    • Excellent release properties
    • Good performance in cryogenic environment
    • Good machining qualities allow production of more complicated parts
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    • Chain guider elements
    • Funnels
    • Rolls
    • Bushings

Improved Wear Resistance

TIVAR® DrySlide

Thanks to the lubricant built into a PE-UHMW matrix with higher molecular weight, TIVAR DrySlide offers a lower coefficient of friction and enhanced wear and abrasion resistance than TIVAR 1000. The additives used also make this material static dissipative and considerably improve UV-resistance.

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    • Electro Static Dissipative
    • Ideal for dusty environments
    • Helps reduce surging
    • Won't mar packaging or products
    • Corrosion-resistant
    • Self-lubricating 
    • Reduces noise
    • No moisture absorption

    The enhanced coefficient of friction and anti-static properties make TIVAR DrySlide an excellent performer in dusty environments. Even damp boxes or parcels covered in shrink-wrap won't stick to TIVAR DrySlide. In addition, the enhanced surface lubricity won't mar packaging or products, but allow them to move freely without jamming from dirt, grit or static build-up.

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    • Belt skirting
    • Chute liners
    • Conveying components: bearings, belt guides, chain guides, curves, guide rails, wearstrips
    • Dead plates
    • Diverter bars
    • Guide rollers
    • Hitch plates
    • Hopper liners
    • Liners for gravity flow applications
    • Roller covers
    • Transfer plates
    • Under belt wearstrips
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    • Unit Material Handling
    • Conveyor Equipment
    • Parcel Handling/Distribution Centers


Product Description

This PE-UHMW grade with an extremely high degree of polymerization contains molybdenum disulphide, resulting in a material with improved wear resistance and sliding properties over TIVAR 1000.


TIVAR® Cestidur/DS

Product Description

TIVAR Cestidur (grey)/TIVAR DS (yellow) is a modified PE-UHMW with extremely high  molecular weight. The latter in combination with a particular manufacturing process results in a PE-UHMW grade with superior wear and abrasion resistance over TIVAR 1000.


TIVAR® Ceram P

Product Overview

TIVAR CeramP is a wear improved PE-UHMW material with incorporated micro glass beads, specifically developed for use in the dewatering zone of high-speed paper machinery equipped with plastic wires and manufacturing paper with high abrasive filler content. 

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    • High load, High-speed, abrasive applications
    • Reduces noise
    • Self-lubricating
    • Wear-resistant
    • Corrosion-resistant
    • No moisture absorption

    For high load, high speed and severe sliding abrasion applications, TIVAR Ceram P should be THE material of choice. Its high tensile strength and wear resistance have been successful in the lumber, paper, steel and agricultural industries. Composed of virgin polymer and premium additives, TIVAR Ceram P is a shatter-resistant alternative to sintered ceramics, reducing parts wear and machine maintenance downtime.   

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    • Bearing pads
    • Bushings
    • CAMS for fruit pitting machines
    • Conveyor components-bearings, belt guides, chains guides, curves, guide rails, wearstrips
    • Pump impellers
    • Rollers
    • Telescoping boom pads
    • Wear ring  in Sulser pump
    • Wire belt pulleys
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    • Agriculture
    • Lumber processing
    • Material handling
    • Pulp & paper mills
    • Steel mills


Product Overview

  • Promotes reliable, steady bulk material flow
  • Abrasion-, chemical- and corrosion-resistant
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • No moisture absorption
  • Reduces or eliminates arching, ratholing and erractic flow
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    Recognized worldwide as the premium lining material for bulk material handling, TIVAR 88 is noted for its performance in promoting bulk solids flow of cohesive or non-free flowing materials due to its low surface friction. TIVAR 88 liners are the perfect solution when you need to reduce or eliminate arching, ratholing and erratic material flow challenges in bins, bunkers, hoppers and chutes, railcars, etc. Although every application is unique, some have specific environmental challenges. Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials has developed several proprietary formulation packages for TIVAR 88 that enhance certain properties without negatively impacting TIVAR 88's key properties.

    UV Resistant
    For applications in outdoor environments that receive high exposure to ultra violet rays, TIVAR 88 UV Resistant prevents premature degradation of material.

    Electro Static Dissipative
    In dusty or volatile environments, TIVAR 88 ESd protects against the build-up of electrical charges.

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    • Belt scrapers
    • Bunker liners
    • Chain conveyor flights
    • Chute liners
    • Conveyor skirting
    • Cyclones
    • Drag chain conveyor liners
    • Dragline buckets
    • Dust collection hopper liners
    • Front end loader bucket liners
    • Hopper liners
    • Offroad truck beds
    • Pugmill Paddles
    • Railcar liners
    • Reclaimer buckets
    • Screw conveyor liners
    • Self-unloading ships
    • Silo liners
    • Slider beds
    • Storage bin liners
    • Surge bin liners
    • Transfer chute liners
    • Under chain guides
    • Wearstrips
    • Vibrating bin dischargers
    • Vibratory feeder liners
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    • Power
    • Railcars
    • Steel
    • Cement
    • Chemical
    • Grain
    • Minerals & Metals

TIVAR® BlueLine

Product Overview

  • Very good sliding properties
  • High abrasion resistance, optimised for the requirements in lining applications
  • High impact strength
  • Very good chemical resistance
  • Temperature resistance -200 °C to + 80 °C (depending on mechanical load)
  • Very good corrosion resistance
  • Water repellent


  • Coal fired power stations
  • Mining and preparation plants for coal and minderals
  • Brick, gypsum and cement works
  • Ceramic and chemical industry
  • Transport and storage operations
  • Procesing plants

Specific Formulation

TIVAR® SuperPlus

Product Description

TIVAR SuperPlus is a wear optimized, partially cross-linked PE-UHMW material with an extremely high degree of polymerization for use in most demanding applications and environments.


TIVAR® Burnguard

Product Description

TIVAR Burnguard is a PE-UHMW grade containing a very effective non-halogenated flame retardant. Specifically developed to improve the poor flammability behaviour of straight forward virgin polyethylene, it meets the requirements of UL 94 V-0 as of 6 mm thickness and is self-extinguishing. The additives used also render this material static dissipative and considerably improve UV-resistance.



Product Description

TIVAR 1000 ASTL, based on a PE-UHMW grade with extremely high  molecular weight, has been specifically developed for tough anti-abrasion applications. TIVAR 1000 ASTL shows a higher wear and abrasion resistance and a lower surface resistivity than TIVAR 1000 ESD. The additives used also render this material static dissipative and highly UV-resistant.


TIVAR® 1000 EC

Product Description

TIVAR 1000 EC is a PE-UHMW grade containing specific additives rendering this material a lower surface resistivity than TIVAR 1000 ESD, improving electrical conductivity and UV-resistance.


Case Studies

Blended Coal

Drop-in TIVAR® 88-2 liners solve coal bunker flow problems at coke plant.


Lignite Coal

TIVAR® 88-2 liners improve bottom dump railcar operating efficiency.


Crushed Stone

TIVAR® railcar end wall liners enhance aggregate flow and reduce costs.



Major cement plant solves limestone flow problem with TIVAR® 88.


Sub-Bituminous Coal

TIVAR® 88-2 liners eliminate flyash build-up in wet precipitator system.